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Dec 5, 2013 4:00am PST
calling. it does not gather data on american cell phones inside the u.s. >>> president obama is wading into the minimum wage debate, as it grabs a spotlight today in cities coast-to-coast. president obama called on congress to increase the federal minimum wage. he pressed for an extension to jobless benefits to over a million long-term unemployed people. they expire three days after christmas. >>> meantime, fast food workers across the country will have their say today. they're staging another round of walkouts for higher pay. among the demands, a $15 an hour minimum wage and the right to unionize. experts say such a pay increase could push up fast food costs by about 20%. put another way, the cost of a $3 hamburger could rise to around $3.50. >>> universal pictures is shutting down production on "fast & furious 7," to figure out how to proceed with the character played by paul walker. a california jeweler is revealing a secret about walker. walker anonymously bought an engagement ring for an iraqi war vet and his fiancee, after overhearing them say they couldn't afford the ring
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 1:40am PST
including, of course, four american presidents, president obama on air force one earlier today. traveling throughout monday, 17-hour flight, coming off air force one with the first lady. there is laura bush and former president george w. bush. secretary of state clinton joining them on air force one, as well, for the long flight. as we said earlier, they reconfigured a little bit. secretary clinton taking over the chief of staff's cabinet. the president has his own apartment up front. presidents jimmy carter and former president clinton getting there on their own this morning. they will all be there today to celebrate nelson mandela. shortly we will be hearing from president obama as we see the mandela family right there. that is nelson mandela's grandson who is now seen as the read of the family, seeing tribal responsibilities. the family gathered outside of noond's home in johannesburg. and they are coming together to celebrate nelson mandela today. this memorial service will go on for several hours here in south africa, and then his body will be taken to pretoria where he wi
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
american presidents past and present. today president and mrs. obama were seen boarding air force one and on board a kind of presidential car pool. former first lady, secretary hillary clinton and laura bush and former president george w. bush. on board the group sharing memories of mandela as all eyes turned toward johannesburg and the service now just hours away. abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran is there. >> reporter: doves released into the skies outside nelson mandela's home today, a fitting tribute for a great man of peace. in johannesburg, meanwhile, it was all business. workers prepping the fnb stadium, capacity 94,000, for the massive memorial service taking place here tomorrow. security preparations are intense, and with good reason. the world has never seen a gathering of leaders like this one. flying in from more than 90 countries, from argentina to pakistan, trinidad to china, including four u.s. presidents, obama, who has been chosen to speak tomorrow and three of his predecessors which has the american ambassador here scrambling. >> the president went wheels
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 1:05am PST
american presidents. president and mrs. obama, along with president george w. bush and laura bush. here they are right now. the former secretary of state and first lady hillary clinton. long 17-hour flight on air force one. they reconfigured the cabins a bit so everybody could get some sleep. president bush and mrs. bush were in what is usually the medical unit of air force one. secretary clinton took over the first class staff cabin. and of course the president and mrs. obama had their apartment up front. we're told they spent an awful lot of time on that flight together in the conference room, joining together to remember a man who changed so much. and we see again that crowd in the stadium. let's go to abc's terry moran there right now. lots of singing going on for several hours, terry. >> george, this has been an amazing morning so far. in a cold and soaking rain that as you can see is keeping down the crowd's numbers. but still streaming in. it has done nothing to keep down the spirits of the people here. it is impossible to describe, really, the feeling here. it's full of joy and
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am PST
. president obama highlighted the progress at healthcare.gov. but once again, he reminded americans that the health care law is not just a website. and he had a strong message for republicans. he said the health care law is here to stay. >> my main message today is we're not going back. after just the first month, despite all of the problems in the rollout, about 500,000 people across the country are poised to gain health care coverage threw marketplaces and medicaid beginning on january 1st. >> reporter: but the white house says the problems are almost fixed. over the next three weeks they'll make a big push to get people enrolled so they have health insurance by january 1st. john and diana? >> karen, thank you. >>> now, to a breaking story from mexico. a potential nightmare for u.s. homeland security. a truck carrying radioactive material has been stolen. that material is being called extremely dangerous. the truck was stolen from a gas station in the state of hidalgo, mexico, just north of mexico city. the radiation was probably shielded at the time of the theft. we'll have the very lates
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
delay in production. cecilia vega, abc news. >> all right. >>> the obama administration urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist after he appeared in a new video. the video shows 85-year-old merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good, and he feels that they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced into reading this, and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 1:40am PST
the obama administration is praising the fixes to healthcare.gov there are still some americans who have no plans to sign up. 28% o poly te enr 17% of americans are uninsured. >>> immigration adctes the country are going witho on this the largest group of fasters has been camped out on the nationa mall for thpas serena mrom washington. >> reporter: it's been 22 days and their bodies have finally had enough. >> it's my prayer the commitment and the love of those fasters and their fellow human beings will change hearts and minds in our congress. >> reporter: ending their fast for immigration reform, but not before passing the fast off to a new group. >> we end one fast and begin another. we will draw attention to the importance of immigration reform. >> reporter: the fast which first began november 12th, now in the fourth week and capt country, including prest hopes to bring the house esenl ca vote on immigration reform where it hasled >> age ens how desperaon i >> epornew carries on their message, including freshman representative joe kennedy, iii, grandson to bobby kennedy. >> this
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
want your reflections on nelson mandela. michael erik dyson, you met him. so many american political activists really cut their teeth fighting for nelson mandela. >> no question. i'm of the same generation of president obama. and taking a stand against apartheid in the university community and more broadly in terms of dealing with the disinvestment strategies. also challenging ronald reagan's engagement approach. i think conservatives get amnesia here when they forget that dick cheney wanted to put him on the terrorist list and insisted he stay there. that ronald reagan resisted. he said on the one hand that else in. mandela should be released, but he depended on a white supremacist government to reform itself from within. >> and the issue, mar where? >> when will you ever get tired of beating up on darth vader, who said nelson mandela is a good man. as we saw in the earlier segment, it was a complicated situation. the anc was a terrorist organization at one point. he has since said great things about nelson mandela. i like that what's been said about nelson mandela is said in the sa
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
african-american president. but without question, the emotional highlight of that trip was when he stepped into that cell on robben island. >> and nelson mandela, barack obama, something in common. they're both the first black presidents of their countries. but president obama would bristle at comparisons. >> reporter: it was interesting. on that africa trip, president obama compared mandela to somebody else, to george washington, as the founder of south africa. and also in the sense that mandela stepped down from power voluntarily, just as george washington stepped down after two terms. mandela stepped down after only one. >> an important example to set. jon karl, thanks very much. >>> let's go to josh and the other top stories. >> we're going to begin with the other big story here in the u.s. major ice storm. and one of the worst in years. people from texas to kentucky are being hit the hardest as several states have, in fact, declared states of emergencies. millions could be left without power. elsewhere, so cold, in fact, in the rockies and in the upper plains, some locations are seein
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
system crashes and slow speeds. the obama administration says the site's on the mend. >> we were able to make the necessary improvement to the website so the vast majority of americans who use the website have an experience in which the site functions effectively. >> reporter: the white house set a deadline of december 1st to reach the goal. over the weekend, it released a report touting what it says is significant progress. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. it's now accessible 90% of the time, that's up from just over 40% in october. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. the white house said there was huge traffic on the site today. 370,000 visitors by noon. when healthcare goff hit the 50,000 simultaneous user capacity crew didn't crash. this message advised users what to do while they waited. don't ask the white house to declare mission accomplished. >> using that phrase is a -- not one i would employ. >> reporter: there are still question marks. the site fixes haven't been tested with heavy traffic. and the administratio
ABC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
investigation continues. gio, thank you. >>> we're going to washington now. where president obama coming off the white house announcement that the health care website is mostly fixed will make a new push today to get more americans enrolled in insurance. the white house is really racing against the clock now. >> reporter: that's right. and, george, this is a big, new p.r. push beyond just trying to get more people to enroll. the white house is trying to turn public opinion on this by reminding people of what they say are the benefits of the health care law for everybody. things like ending discrimination for people who have pre-existing conditions. and expanding coverage to millions of people who never had health insurance. and there will be a political component to the president's message today, and this push that you will see virtually every day for the next three weeks. he's going to be saying and the white house will be saying, the republicans simply have no alternative to this health law. >> you saw the website working at a much higher capacity yesterday. but still, a lot of bugs th
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 12:35am PST
service this morning including four american presidents. president and mrs. obama, along with president george w. bush and laura bush. here they are right now. the former secretary of state and first lady hillary clinton. long 17-hour flight on air force one. they reconfigured the cabins a bit so everybody could get some sleep. president bush and mrs. bush were in what is usually the medical unit of air force one. secretary clinton took over the first class staff cabin. and of course the president and mrs. obama had
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
and says it shut not be given to someone not an american. the president obama called for all flags at public. ings be lowered through sun set in honor of mandela. >> six major silicon valley tech companies are now calling on president obama and congress to curb their government surveillance programs. among the silicon valley companies taking part in this new is google and cupertino's apple, and facebook, and yahoo and san francisco's twitter. all the companies are publishing an open letter in several united states newspapers today. >> documents leaked by contractor edward snowden reveal the government has collected information from millions of people often without their knowledge. the n.s.a. has called everything it is doing "perfectly legal." >> america's love affair with diet soda is fizzing out. sales have drop percent the last year because of health-related. internet stories are amplifying concerns about the sweetners which the fa says are "safe," but studies have raised concerns including links to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. >> a big honor for san francisco guitarist car
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> officials are urging consumers to reach out and call the call center for advanced help. >>> the obama administration is urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist. after he appeared in a new video. 85-year-old merrill newman is seen confessing to war crimes, reading from an awkwardly phrased text. it's the first time he was seen since being detained five weeks ago when he was pulled off a plane with no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> the swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he is is in good health. the family is hoping to have him home before the new year. >>> a bizarre death happening at the broncos-chiefs game. the owner of an suv went to his car, there was a stranger sitting inside. the two struggled. when the stranger tried to run away, he collapsed and later died. he was not shot or stabbed. it will take an autopsy to find out what caused his death. >>> a show of support in the fight against the hiv. the white house was one of the most famous sites. they hung a giant symbolic red ribbon f
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
phone before the doesn't. >> president obama's faces a critical test as americans unable to sign up give the troubled site soot shot. people will try to beat the december 23rd deadline for coverage by john 1. >> cyber monday so shoppers will scour the web for deals with up to half off on electronics and clothing and 90 percent of working americans plan toship while they are -- to shop while they are at work. >> the fog is swallowing the bay bridge and it will burn off later today and warm up comes at noon and 4:00 p.m. this afternoon, at 68 degrees inland and 66 around the bay and 68 away the coast before a cold snap rips the bay area starting overnight. >> here is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where we have another we point of all the fog making the drive from the maze out to san francisco and as we go to our map we have a five car pileup headed northbound along 101 you will see this blocking a couple of lanes and it is causing heave delays coming away from the 280 extension. >> we continue on-line and twitter and facebook and we will see you in 25 minutes. [[man] it's nothin
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
morning. we're going to be talking about the impact on american politics. >> we were just talking about the anti-apartheid movement. so many american politicians and american activists cut their teeth in the movement, including president obama. one of the things we'll look at is mandela's relationship with american presidents. both starting with the anti-apartheid movement. also once he became a president. his work with bill clinton, his work with george w. bush. he would tangle with presidents. he was a very fierce critic of president bush on the issue of the iraq war. but also worked closely with him on the issue of aids. and he was also a great consoler of president clinton in his toughest times of the impeachment trial as well. we're going to look at all that today. also look at the -- really talk to some people who knew him very, very well. the human rights lawyer who helped draft a constitution of south africa. his pollster in the presidential elections. we're trying to look at the politician and his impact on american politics. >> and not to take away from his amazing accomplishm
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
by the messages of condolence and support. tonight we learned more about the american presidents, who will travel to south africa. of course, president obama will be among the mourners along with mrs. obama who met mandela shortly after becoming first lady. president bush and laura bush have been invited to travel with the obamas, and former president clinton and hillary clinton will travel to the tribute for nelson mandela. from south africa we hear from one of his friends who described those final visits with the man he revered. abc's byron pitts from outside mandela's home. >> reporter: nowhere has admiration for nelson mandela been stronger, expressed more passionately than a few feet from his doorstep outside his home where the beloved statesman took his last breath. >> by singing and dancing, it's a way of showing our appreciation. >> he represents this country. >> reporter: nelson mandela will be laid to rest in grand style. tuesday, a memorial service like the world has never seen. some 95,000 people packed inside the stadium. wednesday through friday the former president
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
much at stake for president obama and millions of americans seeking health insurance. and abc's jon karl has all of the latest from the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: the white house is not quite declaring mission accomplished. they say they've finally achieved their first goal, getting the website improved to the point where most people can use it to pick out health insurance. after two months of system crashes and error messages, the white house says healthcare.gov is working for the vast majority of people who try to use it. in a report filled with colorful charts and graphs. the white house uses to measure its success. some 400 software bugs and hardware problems have been fixed. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 a day. it's now accessible 90% of the time, up from just 40% in october. the man in charge of the website reboot, gave his bottom line in a conference call with reporters. >> healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> reporter: independent experts say there's little doubt the website is wor
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
celebrating the life of nelson mandela. 91 world leaders including four american presidents attending tomorrow's memorial service. president obama and the first lady are flying there today, joined on air force one by president george w. bush. abc's chief foreign correspondent, terry moran, from pretoria. good morning, terry. >> reporter: this is a huge week for this country and people around the world. south africa is saying a long and beautifully affectionate farewell to the man that just about everybody here calls tata, father. candles and flowers at nelson mandela's house. a people's spontaneous tribute. at the south african parliament, in cape town, a special session begins this morning to honor mandela. at the fnb stadium where mandela made his last public appearance at the 2010 world cup, 91 world leaders are expected to join 90,000 ordinary south africans in a massive and historic memorial tomorrow. ♪ over the weekend, churches filled with songs and prayer in memory and gratitude for mandela's life. ♪ nelson mandela nelson mandela ♪ >> reporter: but to grasp the
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
curt franklin. president obama calling nelson mandela the last great liberator of the 20th century. >> he thanked president mandela for setting him on his own, what he called improbable journey to president. four american presidents there. along with 90 world leaders. much more from that coming up. >>> we're going to switch gears. and get to the strange story. a texas district attorney, fighting for her job after she was arrested for drunk driving. all of her behavior caught on tape. and despite that, she says she is refusing to resign. >>> and we have a diet soda shocker. new research that people are making the switch away from the low-calorie carbonated drinks. we're going to look at why they're not as popular as they used to be. >> a sea change in the beverage industry. >>> also -- ♪ "downton abbey." a lot of excitement, especially at the other end of this desk. the cast joining us. and look what they've brought. the tea truck, already rolled up. we're taking your questions, they are taking our orders. and we'll have it all for you. please, again, send us the questions on twit
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